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WirelessHD_consortium_logoTechnology marches on and we could be saying goodbye to the humble HDMI cable sooner than we expected. That’s because the WirelessHD Consortium has finalised the next version of its WirelessHD technology, which was first demonstrated at CES in January.

The first version used a transfer speed of 4Gbps, which could stream uncompressed, copy-protected high-definition video up to 1080p and would be quick enough to replace a HDMI cable.

The version 1.1 specification of WirelessHD accelerates that speed to more than 15Gbps, up to a theoretical maximum of 28Gbps.

That would be enough bandwidth to stream all of the 3D video formats that were added to the HDMI 1.4a specification.